Benn Smith completed his undergraduate degree in physiology at the University of California, Berkeley in 1980 after researching nonactomyosin motility in the teleost retinal cone system. After studying at the Institute of Neurology, University of London, Queen Square, he graduated from San Diego School of Medicine, University of California in 1984, where he completed research work in central nervous system regeneration. He then completed a residency in neurology and fellowship training in neurophysiology and peripheral nerve diseases at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester Minnesota. Smith accepted a faculty position at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona in 1990, where he remained the Present, having served as the Electromyography Laboratory Director, Neurophysiology Fellowship Program Director, and Physician Head of Information Technology, besides being involved in a number of neuromuscular and neurophysiology research projects. He further served as President of the Society of Clinical Neurologists from 2002 to 2004. His current research focuses on methods to diagnose, evaluate, and follow peripheral neuropathy, as well as studies on the physiology of the vestibular system.
Biography Updated on 5 October 2011